Another turning point for the new-style family first met in Hello Aurora (1974) when they moved into the tall apartment...

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AURORA AND SOCRATES

Another turning point for the new-style family first met in Hello Aurora (1974) when they moved into the tall apartment building between a big town (Oslo) and a forest. As mother works and daddy, a graduate student, doesn't, it seems natural to have him taking care of things at home; but then Daddy is called at the same time to ""defend his thesis"" and to lecture part-time at the University, and Aurora and her little brother Socrates have to adjust to a round of babysitters. There's a grandmother of eight, from the house in the forest, who is afraid of the elevator and the balcony but ends up proudly obtaining a driver's license. There is Uncle Brande who spends the day at Aurora's unaware of the extra little girl she has ""rescued"" from a family move and hidden in her closet. There is Daddy's mother and the friend who arrives with her by train and gets locked in a cattle car with Socrates, who must have a ride. And, coming and going through it all, there's still Daddy, who gives everyone something to celebrate when he passes his examination and returns home from a two-week absence. Amusing and likable.

Pub Date: July 20, 1977

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: T. Y. Crowell

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 1977